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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cheryl Eicher Jett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Jacksonville, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jett is a lifelong resident of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cheryl Eichar Jett is an author, historian, and blogger. She was born in Jacksonville, Illinois to musical parents, and grew up in several Central Illinois cities. After teaching music for many years, she returned to Southern Illinois University as a nontraditional student for a master's degree in history. A stint at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site followed as well as freelance work with historical and arts-oriented nonprofits. Her first book, "Alton," was published by Arcadia Publishing in 2009, followed by four more books on Illinois history. She also writes on Route 66 for several magazines. Cheryl was one of the founding board members in 2004 of the Illinois Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and now serves on the City of Edwardsville's Historic Preservation Commission. An avid genealogist, she also enjoys travel, and music, and when not at the computer can be spotted out on Route 66 looking for a good story

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) The author is available for speaking engagements. For a list of upcoming appearances, go to her website and blog.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Alton /
ISBN: 0738561142. OCLC Number: 276818506

Arcadia Pub.,. .

Edwardsville /
ISBN: 0738560189. OCLC Number: 456738620

Arcadia Pub.,. .

Route 66 in Illinois /
ISBN: 1467111945. OCLC Number: 869775162

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Between the great cities of Chicago and St. Louis, there are 300 miles of adventure, history, culinary delights, and quirky attractions. The carefully selected images included in this book reveal the life and times of another era along the Illinois stretch of Route 66.

Route 66 in Madison County /
ISBN: 0738583855. OCLC Number: 639158750

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Route 66 in Springfield /
ISBN: 0738583766. OCLC Number: 639158745

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